April 14, 2021
Larkspur Library Book Club: Apeirogon
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Join the Larkspur Library Book Club to discuss Colum McCann's Apeirogon: A Novel.
Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of intractable conflict that colors every aspect of their daily lives, from the roads they are allowed to take to the schools their daughters, Abir and Smadar, each attends. Theirs is a life in which children from both sides of the wall throw stones at one another. But their worlds shift irreparably when ten-year-old Abir is killed by a rubber bullet meant to quell unruly crowds, and again when thirteen-year-old Smadar becomes the victim of suicide bombers. When Bassam and Rami learn one another's stories and the loss that connects them, they become part of a much larger tale that ranges over centuries and continents. Apeirogon is a novel that balances on the knife-edge of fiction and nonfiction.
This event is made possible by the Friends of the Larkspur Library.